The PCC（People-Centered Care）Research Department takes a global view of general healthcare problems in society and health and welfare trends to research people-centred care in partnership with citizens. Clinical PCC research is performed while serving I the form of St. Luke’s Health Navigation Service Spot: Luke-Navi, the Nurse Clinic, the Community Coordination Service, and the office for the WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development.
People-Centered Care (PCC) Research Department we study ways of supportingpeople who wish to improve their own health, people who are undergoing treatment for disease, families preparing for the birth of a new family member, and all other medical issues that people in the community, from children to elderly people, face.
Citizens to take some responsibility for their own health, medical professionals should form a partnership to provide advice on access to health information, the proper way of searching and selecting information, and share specific know-how on care-related problems in a easily understandable way and relaxed atmosphere. People-centered care (PCC) The process of resolving pain as a team led by the citizens is what People-Centered Care (PCC) is about.
People with medical issues, their family members and the community where they live are in actual fact the leading players when it comes to medical care, and medical professionals are the supporting players. However, since medical professionals have access to large amounts of health-related information or skills, they tend to control decisions on treatment and the choice of treatment. We have been studying how to disperse the concept of PCC so that citizens can search and find the health information they need themselves, and how medical professionals can support this process, with many people.
We have confirmed that the experience of citizens with medical issues comprises extremely valuable medical information, which medical professionals do not have, a and have considered specific measures for joint partnership actions between citizens and people working in the medical field.
The medical professionals at St. Luke’s International University wish to be citizens’ partners in the quest for everyone to be living a healthy life, and are daily engaged in educational and clinical activities focused on PCC to make it a reality.
Our engagement in PCC is also our contribution as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care. We have also concluded a comprehensive regional agreement with Chuo ward, and our staff also serve to give various lectures, etc. aimed at the citizens of this ward. The results of our research is shared with other parts of Japan and the world as a contribution to PCC.
Director, People-Centered Care (PCC) Research Department
KAMEI Tomoko Director, Research Center, People-Centered Care (PCC) Research Department; Professor, Graduate School of Nursing Science Gerontological Nursing; Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care
TAKAHASHI Keiko Associate Professor, Research Center, People-Centered Care (PCC) Research Department; Member, WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care ASAKAWA Kumiko Research Center, People-Centered Care (PCC) Research Department; Manager, Luke-Navi SHIRAKURA Kiyomi Administrator, Research Center, People-Centered Care (PCC) Research Department